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Redevelopment of Power & Light Building is a go

Redevelopment of the historic Kansas City Power & Light Co. skyscraper has cleared its last major obstacle, clearing the way for renovation to begin in October that will create more than 200 apartments. The Planned Industrial Expansion Authority on Thursday approved a 25 year property-tax incentive package on the improved value of the mostly-vacant 36-story tower at 14th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

Business

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign’s progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history.

Home furnishings retailer West Elm opens on the Country Club Plaza

The Brooklyn-based chain, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, offers an assortment of home products, including furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, decorative accessories, dinnerware, kitchen items and gifts. It also features handcrafted pieces by local and international artisans.

Area homebuilding fell slightly in July

The Home Builders Assocation of Greater Kansas City said 358 permits for single-family homes were issued last month in the Kansas City area, down from 409 in July 2013. Through the first seven months of 2014, however, building activity remains on track for its best year since 2007.

Home furnishings retailer West Elm opens on the Country Club Plaza

The Brooklyn-based chain, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, offers an assortment of home products, including furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, decorative accessories, dinnerware, kitchen items and gifts. It also features handcrafted pieces by local and international artisans.

Area homebuilding fell slightly in July

The Home Builders Assocation of Greater Kansas City said 358 permits for single-family homes were issued last month in the Kansas City area, down from 409 in July 2013. Through the first seven months of 2014, however, building activity remains on track for its best year since 2007.

Today's Market

Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on the interest rate outlook.

A last-minute checklist for college students

A can of WD-40, a basic set of tools and refill orders on prescriptions might not be on the minds of college freshmen preparing to leave home for the first time. But a little preparation can save time, money and aggravation.

Leader touts value, potential of Md. Army post

The new senior commander at Aberdeen Proving Ground said Friday that stronger ties between the Army installation and the surrounding community could help avert large job cuts at the sprawling research and weapons-testing post near Baltimore.

Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on the interest rate outlook.

A last-minute checklist for college students

A can of WD-40, a basic set of tools and refill orders on prescriptions might not be on the minds of college freshmen preparing to leave home for the first time. But a little preparation can save time, money and aggravation.

Leader touts value, potential of Md. Army post

The new senior commander at Aberdeen Proving Ground said Friday that stronger ties between the Army installation and the surrounding community could help avert large job cuts at the sprawling research and weapons-testing post near Baltimore.

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Kansas files complaint against Westar Energy

Kansas regulators filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against Westar Energy, Inc., alleging the state’s largest utility is charging unjust and unreasonable electric transmission rates.

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New T-Mobile campaign aims at Sprint customers

Starting next week, T-Mobile’s refer-a-friend campaign will reward its own subscribers and the friends recruited from other carriers with one year of unlimited data, the company said Thursday. The wireless provider will also give its customers a $25 bonus to spend at T-Mobile for each referral, according to the company’s website.

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Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on the interest rate outlook.